José J. Ledesma

José J. Ledesma

SHAREHOLDER

Education

  • Boston College (B.S., Finance, 1990)
  • University of Puerto Rico Law School (J.D., Cum Laude, 1993)

 

Services

 

  • Corporate Finance
  • Project Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Wills & Estates

 

Biography

 

  • Admitted 1994, Puerto Rico and U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • Partner - Meléndez-Pérez & Ledesma (2001 - 2010)
  • Partner - McConnell Valdés (2000-2001)
  • Associate - Thelen Reid & Priest, Washington, D.C. (1998-2000)
  • Associate - McConnell Valdés (1996-1998)
  • Associate - Ledesma, Palou & Miranda (1996)
  • Associate - Goldman, Antonnetti & Córdova (1994-1996)
Rebeca Vargas

Rebeca Vargas

SHAREHOLDER

Education

  • 1990 University of Puerto Rico - Bachelor in Business Administration
Major in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude)
  • 1991 State University of New York - Master of Science in Taxation
  • 1998 Interamerican University School of Law - Juris Doctor

 

Services

 

  • Tax
  • Corporate Law
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Industrial Tax Incentives
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Representation before government agencies

 

Biography

 

  • Admitted 1999, Puerto Rico
  • Partner - Meléndez-Pérez & Ledesma (2005 - 2010)
  • Undersecretary of Treasury, Puerto Rico
  • Treasury Department (2004-2005)
  • Assistant and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Internal Revenue, Puerto Rico Treasury Department (2001-2004)
  • Associate and Special Tax Consultant - Goldman, Antonetti & Córdova (1997-2001)
  • Senior Tax Consultant - Ernst & Young LLP (1991-1997)
Francisco J. Villarrubia

Francisco J. Villarrubia

SHAREHOLDER

Education

  • Sacred Heart University (B.B.A., Cum Laude, 1995)
  • Eugenio María de Hostos Law School 
(J.D., 1998)

 

Services

 

  • General Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Administrative, Labor and Employment Law Litigation
  • Special Procedures
  • Injunctions
  • Mandamus
  • Appeals

 

Biography

 

  • Admitted 1999
  • Admitted to Puerto Rico Supreme Court, United States District for the District of Puerto Rico, United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • Partner - Meléndez-Pérez & Ledesma (2006 - 2010)
  • Partner - Piñero & Villarrubia, L.L.C. (2002-2006)
  • Associate - Lespier & Muñoz Noya, P.S.C. (1999-2002)

The Firm

Ledesma, Vargas & Villarrubia, P.S.C. is a multi-service law firm with over 13 attorneys with an extensive and skillful background in Financing, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Contracts, Real Estate, Notarial, Commercial Leasing, Bankruptcy, Trusts and Estates, Taxes, Labor and Employment Law, Health and Insurance Law, Consumer and Commercial Collections, Administrative, General Civil and Commercial Litigation, both Federal and Commonwealth Courts. While maintaining our roots as a boutique law firm where every client is the most important, our attorneys are dedicated members of the legal profession with the highest regards to ethical standards and professional excellence.

LVV relies on the professional skills, integrity and vision of its attorneys to provide our clients creative legal solutions and straight talk.

LVV consists of a diverse group of attorneys that have come together to provide sound legal advice through maximizing business opportunities and corporate structuring. Quality, Results, Integrity, and Experience best defines our profile as a firm. Ledesma, Vargas & Villarrubia, P.S.C. has offices in the 221 Plaza Building in the center of the Business and Financial District in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.

“Our Mission is to protect our client’s interest and promote their long-term business success and reputation through high quality and personalized cost-effective legal services.”

Representative Clients

  • FirstBan Corp.
  • FirstBank Puerto Rico
  • Bank of America
  • FIA Card Services
  • Empower Solutions, LLC
  • Intelligroup, Inc.
  • Vestas, Inc.
  • MCS Puerto Rico
  • Centros Comerciales de Puerto Rico
  • Five Development Corp.
  • Puerto Rico Clearing House Association, Inc.
  • Edelcar, Inc.
  • Rigid-Pak Corporation
  • Kama Hospitality (Hotel “La Playita”)
  • Cámara de Comercio Española
  • Comptoire Parisien of Puerto Rico
  • MMM
  • Water Treatment Specialists, Inc.
  • CSCG, Inc.
  • Win Net Corporation
  • American Cancer Society, Inc. – Puerto Rico Chapter
  • Laser Products, Inc.
  • Putnam Bridge
  • Triton Equity Partners, LLC
  • MIDA

Neslyn M. Talavera-Monroig

Associate Attorney

Education

  • University of Puerto Rico (B.B.A., mayor in Monetary Policy, 2006)
  • Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, School of Law (J.D. 2009)

Services

  • Commercial Financing
  • Secured Transactions
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Law
  • Contracts

Biography

Mrs. Talavera-Monroig worked as an associate attorney at Jeannette Arias Law Office, P.S.C.

Zaida Garay González

Special Counsel

Education

  • University of Puerto Rico – Bachelor in Business Administration, 1980

Services

  • Taxes
  • Estate
  • Government Advocacy

Biography

Mrs. Garay had thirty-two years of service experience with the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury in different divisions such as Executive at the Income Tax Department, Deputy Secretary for the Internal Revenue Area and Director at the Taxpayer’s Service Bureau; where she gained valuable experience.

Ángel Álvarez Pérez

OF-Counsel

Education

  • University of Puerto Rico Law School (Juris Doctor Degree – Magna Cum Laude, 1973)
  • University of Puerto Rico (B.B.S., Finance and Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, 1970)

Services

  • Corporate Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Wills and Estate

Biography

Mr. Álvarez Pérez was a Partner at Látimer, Biaggi, Rachid & Godreau (2010 - 2014). Also was Chairman of the Board & CEO of FirstBank/First BanCorp (1990-2005); Partner – Vázquez, Vizcarrondo, Álvarez, Angelet & González (1986-1990); Partner – Dubón, González & Berríos (1979-1990); Partner – Nido, Berríos, Menéndez & Gierbolini (1974-1979).

Laura Rivera Sorrentini

Associate Attorney

Education

  • University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez Campus (B.S. Humanities, History and Theory of Art Science and Arts, Cum Laude, 2006)
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, School of Law (Juris Doctor 2010)

Services

  • Financing
  • Consumer and Residential Mortgage Lending
  • Reverse Mortgages Loans
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Contracts
  • Real Estate

Biography

Prior to joining LVV, PSC, Ms. Rivera worked as a Senior Associate in GLS Legal Services, LLC and as an Associate in Ramírez & Ramírez. She also has over four years of experience as a public notary.

Maité Ortiz Martínez

Associate Attorney

Education

  • University of Puerto Rico- School of Law (J.D., 2010)
  • University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez Campus, Accounting (B.S.B.A., Cum Laude, 2000

Services

  • Taxes
  • Corporate Law
  • Accounting

Biography

Mrs. Ortiz worked as a Tax Manager at RSM ROC & Company. She also worked as a Tax Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury and as Director of the Fiscal Audit Bureau for the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury.

Carolina M. Mejía Lugo

Associate Attorney

Education

  • Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, School of Law – J.D. (2013)
  • Manhattanville College (Bachelors in Communications and Management with a concentration in Marketing, 2007)

Services

  • General Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Residential Foreclosures

Biography

Prior to joining LVV, PSC, Ms. Mejía Lugo worked as an Associate Attorney and Public Notary at García Chamorro Law Group, P.S.C. where she gained extensive experience in foreclosure proceedings representing banks and other financial institutions.

Fransheska Pabón

Associate Attorney

Education

  • Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law - Juris Doctor, 2008
  • Penn State University – B.A. in Communications with Minors in Psychology and International Studies, 2005

Services

  • General Civil and Commercial Litigation

Biography

Prior to joining LVV, PSC, Mrs. Pabón worked as an Associate Attorney at Saldaña & Saldaña-Egozcue, P.S.C.  and at Vilella-Janeiro & Catalá, P.S.C. 

Adriel J. Del Río Trinidad

Associate Attorney

Education

Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law (Juris Doctor Suma Cum Laude 2015);

University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo Campus (Bachelor in Business Administration, Major in Accounting Magna Cum Laude 2009)

 

 

Services

Commercial Financing

Secured Transactions

Real Estate

Estate Planning

Mergers and Acquisitions

Corporate Law

Contracts

 

Biography:               

Prior to joining LVV, PSC, Mr. Del Río performed his practice at the Legal Service Office of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico where he gained valuable experience.

Corporate

LVV's Corporate Division represents commercial banks, mortgage lenders, leasing companies and a wide array of business clients. In the course of their representation, the members of the Corporate Division have developed an enabling expertise to anticipate and solve issues related to general and specialized corporate transactions, financing, business, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, D.P.O transactions and commercial leasing.

Taxes

The Tax Division at LVV is focused in providing our clients with the tools and expertise necessary to prepare for any tax-related issues involved in day-to-day business and individual transactions. Tax advice includes, but is not limited to, matters in income, property, excise, municipal license and payroll taxes, as well as employee benefits, estate, gift tax planning and tax credits.


We also provide services in the formation of new entities in Puerto Rico, the planning involved to maximize tax benefits, and consequences in doing business among the various alternatives provided by law. Our practice also includes tax exemption matters (including industrial and tourism activities) affecting Puerto Rico, United States and foreign entities operating in Puerto Rico, as well as the tax credits applicable to the corresponding exemption Act. We assist our clients in complex corporate transactions, such as, reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as simple transactions.


We have served as advocates and have represented our clients before the various taxing authorities (Treasury Department, Municipal Revenue Collection Center, and various Municipalities) to negotiate closing agreements and private letter rulings. As part of our services, we also assist in monitoring Legislative Bills and Administrative Regulations and drafting position papers and/or testimonies for Committees and Agencies, including drafting of new legislation.

Public Sector

In today's highly regulated and legislated market place, many of our clients are faced with legislative and regulatory interventions. Drawing on the skills of the firm's varied practitioners, former elected officials, retired Judges and former high-ranking Executive Officials; we have helped our clients by:

  • Articulating a policy position and inserting their views in the policy debates.
  • Monitoring Legislative Bills and Administrative Regulations and drafting position papers and/or testimonies for Committees and Agencies.
  • Drafting of new legislation.
  • Counseling our clients in many of the traditional and emerging issues in the areas of taxes, health care, eminent domain, banking regulations and financial products.

Through our grasp of the rules of legislative procedure, a sense of how the institutions of government operate and the expertise of our practitioners, we work together with our clients to achieve what is sensible and in a way that promotes each client's long-term business and reputation.

Commercial Litigation

Our trial lawyers are trained to conduct litigation in both languages, Spanish and English for they are admitted to the Puerto Rico Bar Association and/or the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Our Litigation Department handles litigation involving the following specialized areas:

  • Contractual Law
  • TortsInjunctive Relief
  • Insurance
  • Creditors in Bankruptcy Matters
  • Eminent Domain
  • Construction
  • Consumer and Commercial Collections
  • Mortgage Foreclosures
  • HUD Rules and Regulations
  • Labor and Employment Claims

Litigators at LVV are also active representing claims before the administrative agencies of the Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

221 Plaza Suite 900

221 Ponce de León Ave.

San Juan, Puerto Rico 00917

 

T. 787.296.9500

E: bufete@lvvlaw.com

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